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Aucklanders, get ready to deck the halls and light up the night as Auckland Council is putting together a series of holiday events that'll have you dancing into the festive spirit. 

From enchanting Christmas lights to charity-driven initiatives and lively community celebrations, there's a sleigh-load of excitement coming your way.

Stockdale Hill Christmas Lights  

Friday, November 17, 2023, 6-9pm

Stockdale Hill, Howick 

The countdown to Christmas officially begins on Friday, November 17 at Stockdale Hill in Howick. It's time to grab your Santa hats and jingle all the way! Hosted by Howick Local Board, this event promises a merry evening filled with entertainment, scrumptious food, and heaps of family fun. The pièce de résistance? A dazzling tree lighting ceremony that's sure to twinkle with delight. 

More details here – https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/2023/11/stockade-hill-christmas-lights/

Onehunga Christmas in the Park

Friday, November 24, 2023, 7-9pm  

Jellicoe Park, Onehunga

It’s the season for giving, and on November 24, head to Jellicoe Park in Onehunga for ‘Onehunga Christmas in the Park’ extravaganza. This year, light up Christmas for others by bringing along a canned food donation to support The Salvation Army's food bank. 

In return, you'll receive a twinkling candle to add to the night's magic. Thanks to Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board, this family fun event boasts oodles of activities, entertainment, and goodies for all ages.

More details here – https://aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/Pages/event-details.aspx?item=443

Henderson Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 9, 2023, 12-4pm

Henderson Town Centre

Mark your calendars for December 9, as Henderson Christmas Festival, brought to you by Henderson-Massey Local Board, takes the stage! 

This free event will be packed with fun, featuring stalls galore. From Bubbles - Super Fun Kids Parties to cookie decorating and more, there's something for the entire family. And guess who's making a special appearance? Santa himself, ready to sprinkle joy all around.

For more details – https://aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/Pages/event-details.aspx?item=444

Carols at the Kings 

Three Kings Reserve 

Sunday, December 10, 2023, 7-9pm 

On December 10, let your voices soar and celebrate the 65th anniversary of ‘Carols at the Kings’, a cherished tradition organised by Puketapapa Local Board. This hallmark event brings nostalgia, jazz, and candlelight together for a magical evening at Three Kings Reserve. Gather your whole family, and make this a night to remember! Best of all, it's a free event, so come one, come all.

For more details – https://aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/Pages/event-details.aspx?item=445

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